Neoadjuvant Therapy Issues in Breast Cancer Webinar Series

Neoadjuvant therapy has been used for breast cancer for some time, but over the past few years, its role has expanded beyond the use of chemotherapy to downstage large tumors before surgery. Many factors impact the use of this treatment option, including a higher rate of breast conservation, a lower extent of resection and access to important prognostic information not available with adjuvant treatment. 

Participate in the complimentary archived three-part webinar series that addresses the fundamentals of neoadjuvant therapy, including:

  • Selection of patients and outcomes;
  • Potential benefits for patients with operable cancer;
  • Controversies surrounding the use of local therapy after neoadjuvant therapy;
  • Unresolved issues in neoadjuvant therapy use. 

  • Lead faculty and author for this webinar series, SSO past President, Monica Morrow, MD, is joined by faculty representing a variety of specialties including surgery, oncology, pathology and radiology.

    Each webinar consists of case-based presentations, is 60 minutes in length and includes a question and answer session.

    Earn CME credit and credit toward Part 2 of the American Board of Surgery (ABS) MOC program by viewing the webinar, then completing online pre and post self-assessment exams and an evaluation post-activity. Each webinar offers 1.5 CME credits and 1.5 credits that may be applied toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC program.

    To view the webinars please click the titles below.

    Click here to download a full list of comprehensive topic-specific insights from the webinar series.

    Webinar Agenda

    Webinar Title Fundamentals of Neoadjuvant Therapy
    Speaker #1 Medical Oncologist - William Gradishar, MD
    Topic #1 Patient Selection and Outcomes of Neoadjuvant Therapy
    Speaker #2 Surgeon - Sarah McLaughlin, MD
    Topic #2 Local Therapy Benefits of Neoadjuvant Therapy
    Speaker #3 Pathologist - W. Fraser Symmans, MD
    Topic #3 Pathologic Assessment after Neoadjuvant Therapy


    Webinar Title Controversies in Local Therapy in the Patient Receiving NAC
    Speaker #1 Surgeon - Elizabeth Mittendorf, MD
    Topic #1 Management of the Breast
    Speaker #2 Surgeon - Tari King, MD
    Topic #2 Management of the Axilla
    Speaker #3 Radiation Oncologist - Alice Ho, MD
    Topic #3 Radiation and Reconstruction after NAC


    Webinar Title Unresolved Issues in Neoadjuvant Therapy
    Speaker #1 Surgeon - Terry Mamounas, MD
    Topic #1 Local Regional Recurrence after Neoadjuvant Therapy
    Speaker #2 Radiation Oncologist - Abram Recht, MD
    Topic #2 Is there a Standard for RT after neoadjuvant therapy?
    Speaker #3 Medical Oncologist - Harold Burstein, MD PhD
    Topic #3 What to do when pCR is not achieved and what new trials are coming?

    This activity is partially supported by an independent educational grant from Genentech, Inc.